The Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC lifted the curtain on a new Windows Mobile device today. HTC S740 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard device and sports rather unusual design.
Coming as a successor of the HTC S730 the S740 is a smartphone with a sliding-out four-row QWERTY keyboard. It boasts a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor and the greatly sounding 256MB RAM.
The display of the HTC S740 is a 2.4" QVGA one (no touchscreen, of course). All four GSM bands and two UMTS (900 and 2100 MHz) bands are supported by the new phone. There is also HSDPA support to make sure that the quickest network data transfers around are available.
Coming with a HTC Touch Diamond-like back, HTC S740 has a 3.2 megapixel fixed-focus snapper on board. Some of the other more important features are built-in GPS (with A-GPS support), Wi-Fi and the HTC ExtUSB slot which combines a mini-USB 2.0 and an audio jack.
The HTC S740 is going to be available across Europe from September, but there is no information regarding its pricing yet.
It's hard to see the reason for releasing a handset such as the S730 with the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro already available but the hardline WinMo Standard fans might appreciate it. If there are any of them left, that is.